The Collaboration Challenge
How Non-profits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliances
By (author) James E. Austin
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Collaboration Challenge by James E. Austin
Book DescriptionPresented by The Drucker Foundation "Austin has uncovered the common elements and key strategies that make for effective collaborations...In The Collaboration Challenge, he illuminates these key lessons for all leaders, and makes it possible for each of us to meet the collaboration challenge." ----Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board of governors, The Drucker Foundation, and John C. Whitehead, founder, The John C. Whitehead Fund for Not--for--Profit Management, Harvard Business School "Austin has performed a valuable service for nonprofit organizations and their corporate partners by illuminating the dynamics of successful relationships. His useful book deserves to be widely read by leaders in both sectors concerned about increasing the effectiveness of their social action agenda." ----Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, author of World Class and Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the Frontiers of Management "The entire nonprofit sector has been searching for the expertise and tools this book provides. Nothing else like it exists." ----Bill Shore, executive director of Share--Our--Strength and author of The Cathedral Within and Revolution of the Heart In these complex times, when no organization can succeed alone, nonprofits and businesses are embracing collaboration for mutual benefits. Nonprofits are partnering with businesses to further their missions, develop resources, strengthen programs, and thrive in the competitive world. Companies are also discovering that alliances with nonprofits generate significant rewards: increased customer preference, improved employee morale, greater brand identity, stronger corporate culture, and higher innovation. In this timely and insightful book, James E. Austin provides a practical framework for understanding how traditional philanthropic relationships can be transformed into powerful strategic alliances. He offers advice and lessons drawn from the experiences of numerous collaborations, including Timberland and City Year; Starbucks and CARE; Georgia--Pacific and The Nature Conservancy; MCI WorldCom and The National Geographic Society; Reebok and Amnesty International; and Hewlett--Packard and the National Science Resource Center. Readers will learn how to: Find and connect with high--potential partners Ensure strategic fit with the partner's mission and values Generate greater value for each partner and society Manage the partnering relationship effectively Click here to read Chapter 8, Guidelines for Collaborating Successfully.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787952204
(240mm x 164mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James E. Austin
Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations, Hardback (April 2014)
Collaboration between nonprofits and businesses is a necessary component of strategy and operations. Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice provides breakthrough thinking about how to conceptualize and realize collaborative value.
Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector, Hardback (July 2007)
Intended for students and practitioners of social entrepreneurship, this work is about the opportunity and challenge of applying leadership skills and entrepreneurial talents creatively and appropriately to create social value. It spans a range of social enterprise activity.
Seeking Success in Social Enterprise, Paperback (June 2006)View all books by James E. Austin
Aims to enable social and business leaders to gain an understanding of how to achieve high performance in terms of social value creation. This practitioner-oriented book also enriches the literature on organisational performance, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, and on Ibero-America more generally.
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Author Biography - James E. Austin
JAMES E. AUSTIN is the John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Harvard Business School Initiative onSocial Enterprise.
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